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Asian Nation: My life, my roots, my music

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How has being British Asian influenced your relationships?

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How does being Asian affect your everyday relationships; be they with your friends, colleagues or family? How important is it to still marry a person of the same religion or race?

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Asian Network Poll: Brit Asians are 5 times less likely to marry someone outside their race than the white population Most computers will open this document automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader

No Boy, No Joy - Exploring why 'no boy' means 'no joy' for many Asian families. God Knows I'm Gay - Young gay Asians on the troubles and triumphs looking for love.

Bobby Friction

Bobby Friction

Bobby Friction explains how the events of partition 60 years ago changed his family for ever.

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Kuljit Thiaray

Kuljit Thiaray

British Sikh mother of three Kuljit Thiaray doesn't believe in inter-cultural marraiges but holds nothing against those who do.

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Myself

Bashir Ahmed

The issues that I face today are to do with marriage.

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my experience in canada

ravinder

when i came to canada

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Rozina Sini

Rozina Sini

Rozina Sini’s reveals her family’s journey - from Pakistan to a life in Bradford’s mills.

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Gagan Grewal

Gagan Grewal

How would you feel if your family became refugees? 60 years on, presenter Gagan Grewal reveals how partition has affected him.

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DJ Kayper

DJ Kayper

Hear DJ Kayper's experience of the 'motherland' - from using Indian toilets to meeting forgotten relatives.

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Punam Verma

Punam Verma

Punam Verma from the West Midlands believes British record companies don't know how to package Asian artists.

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Suleman Motala

Suleman Motala

Suleman Motala explains how people's attitudes towards him have changed since the 7/7 bombings.

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Deepa Parekh

Deepa Parekh

Deepa Parekh has experienced racism which has hampered her success at work.

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Ripon Azad

Ripon Azad

The day after his parents began to arrange his marriage, Ripon Azad reveals how he feels about finding a bride.

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Young Marriage

Shafia Khatun

Shafia Khatun remembers her confusion when she came to the UK aged just 15 to get married.

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Madia Alam

Madia Alam

Madia Alam from Bradford reveals her family's differing experience of marriage.

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The Hijab Challenge

Sehreen Ali

Sehreen Ali lives in Haslingdon near Manchester. She's 26, and works for the NHS as an information officer.

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Ash, Birmingham
I'm gay and Asian - so you can imagine how being Asian can affect my life. Everything in my culture and religion tells me that I'm wrong to live my life the way I do. But my heart and my head says that things are fine. I lead a double life but all I really want is to be myself.



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